“Support Is Only A Phone Call Away” C. diff. Global Community Tele-Support Program

CdiffTeleSupportNo matter where an individual is on the C. diff. Infection road a patient or family members and loved ones now have the opportunity to listen, participate, and discuss prevention, treatments, environmental safety products, and just about anything  with Healthcare Professionals, and fellow-C. diff. Survivors who know and understand the path and journey from the convenience and comfort of their home, office, anywhere their mobile phone signal will carry them.

 “You are NOT alone”

 

Register for a session today on-line  (click on the link below)

https://cdifffoundation.org/c-diff-nationwide-community-support-program-%E2%99%A5/

 

Call the U.S. Hot-line 1-844-FOR-CDIF

 

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The C. diff. Global Community Support Program is FREE to anyone seeking support from any illness, not just C. diff. and is available across the USA and accessible from 57 Countries .

“Support is only a phone call away”

We Never Know What Positive Information Is Available To Us For C. diff. Prevention, Treatments, and Environmental Safety Products

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You are NOT alone!

 

C. difficile infection is just that —  it is a gastrointestinal infection.

Were you able to listen in on Tuesday, January 19th to the C. diff. Spores and More Global Broadcasting Network — C. diff. Radio program?

 

Dr.’s Caterina Oneto, MD and Dr. Paul Feuerstadt, MD discussed

“C. difficile Infections; The What, Where and How.”

This episode of “C. diff. Spores and More”  focused on the
“C. difficile Infections; The What, Where and How.”
What is it,  What can be done to prevent acquiring it,
Where is it acquired, Where can clinicians and patients
learn more about this infection, How is it being prevented at home
and in the hospitals, How CDI’s are being treated, and How to learn more about the
prevention, treatments, and environmental safety products available.

Click on the following link to listen to this special episode created with YOU in mind:

 

http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/89935/c-difficile-infections-the-what-where-and-how

 

Join us in  Season 2 when  live broadcasting is broadcasted each Tuesday at
10 a.m. Pacific Time, 11 a.m. Mountain Time,
12 p.m. Central Time, 1 p.m. Eastern Time.

and brought to you by VoiceAmerica and sponsored by Clorox Healthcare

 

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Click on the above logo to access more information about Clorox Healthcare and their products.

 

 

C Diff Foundation Opens a New Avenue – C. diff. Nationwide Community Support Program

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The C Diff Foundation introduces the                                                                 C. diff. Nationwide Community Support (CDNCS) program beginning in November for patients, families, survivors and for anyone seeking information and support.

C. difficile (C. diff.) infections caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year, according to a 2015 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In addition, an estimated 15,000 deaths are directly attributable to C. difficile infections, making them a substantial cause of infectious disease death in the United States. (See note below [i].)

As of 2015, there is an absence of professional C. diff. (CDI) support groups in America. The                         C Diff Foundation has pioneered a collaborative plan and developed support groups in a variety of availability and locations to meet the needs of individuals seeking C. diff. information and support.

“We found it to be of the utmost importance to implement this new pathway for support and healing after speaking with numerous patients, family members, and fellow-C. diff. survivors,”

The C Diff Foundation now speak for the thousands of patients within the United States who, each year, are diagnosed with a C. diff. infection. This growth, in part, reflects the value C. diff. support groups will provide, not only to patients, their spouses, and families who are living with and recovering from a C. diff. infection, but also to the countless number of individuals who will become more aware of a C. diff. infection, the importance of early detection, appropriate treatments, and environmental safety protocols. There will also be Bereavement support group sessions for  C. diff. survivors mourning the loss of loved ones following their death from C. diff. infection involvement.

Beginning November 2015 the CDNCS groups will be available to all individuals via: Teleconferencing with some groups advancing and adding computer application programs in 2016. CDNCS groups will provide support and information  to 15 participants in each session.

The CDNCS program sessions will be hosted via: Teleconferencing with leaders and fellow C. diff. survivors  from Maryland, Florida, Missouri, Colorado, Ohio, and Oregon.

The Colorado CDNCS group is offered at a public venue and will be hosted in Arvada, Colo. every third Thursday of each month, beginning November 19th. The Meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m lead by a C Diff Foundation Volunteer Advocate and C. diff. survivor  Mr. Roy Poole.

To participate in any CDNCS group being offered during each month, all interested participants will be asked to register through the Nationwide Hot-Line (1-844-FOR-CDIF) or through the  website http://cdifffoundation.org/ where registered individuals will receive a reply e-mail containing support group access information.

  • The Support Registration Page  will be available on November 1st.

The C. diff. Nationwide Community Support group leaders will provide a menu of topics being shared each month on the C Diff Foundation’s website ranging from Financial Crisis Relief, Bereavement, Nutrition, Mental Health, to C. diff. infection updates and everyday life during and after being treated for a prolonged illness. Both Community based sessions and Teleconference sessions will host healthcare profession topic experts

There is evidence that people who attend support group meetings have a better understanding of the illness and their treatment choices. They also tend to experience less anxiety, develop a more positive outlook, and a better ability to cope and adapt to life during and after the treatment for C. diff.

There is a Purpose:

A diagnosis of a C. diff. infection is unexpected and almost always traumatic. As a result, it is not uncommon for newly diagnosed patients to experience a wide range of emotions including, confusion, bewilderment, anger, fear, panic, and denial. Many people find that just having an opportunity to talk with another person, who has experienced the same situation, to help alleviate some of the anxiety and distress they commonly experience.

Individuals also find that they benefit not only from the support they receive, but also from the sense of well-being they gain from helping others. It has been said “support is not something you do for others but rather something you do with others.”

“None of us can do this alone – all of us can do this together.”

Follow the C Diff Foundation on Twitter @cdiffFoundation #cdiff2015 and                                        Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CdiffFoundationRadio.

Note/citation: [i] http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/biggest_threats.html